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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Rough Guide to World Music: Chile

Jan Fairley looks at the history and legacy of nueva canción – a music rooted in the guitar traditions of the troubadour that have played a part in Latin America’s political and cultural struggles

Friday, February 14, 2020

Dispatch From Belo Horizonte, Brazil

A vibrant arts and hip-hop scene is happening in the Minas Gerais city. Songlines spoke to those who have been instrumental in its boom

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Dervish: a beginner's guide

The Irish supergroup have long been the benchmark for traditional music. Michael Quinn examines their impressive catalogue and achievements to date

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Introducing... Mishra

A mutual love of Indian music studied at university was the impetus to form the global folk collective Mishra. Kevin Bourke speaks to the founding duo

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Víctor Jara: A Beginner's Guide

Nearly 50 years a¤er his death, Víctor Jara’s songs continue to inspire idealism across Latin America. Chris Moss recalls Chile’s pre-eminent protest singer

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The 12 best fusion albums of 2019

All of these albums received the maximum award of five stars when reviewed in Songlines magazine in 2019, featuring The Gloaming, Rhiannon Giddens, Manu Chao and many more

Monday, January 20, 2020

The 12 best American albums of 2019

All of these albums received the maximum award of five stars when reviewed in Songlines magazine in 2019, featuring Daymé Arocena, Leyla McCalla, Dona Onete and many more

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The 19 best European albums of 2019

All of these albums received the maximum award of five stars when reviewed in Songlines magazine in 2019, featuring Julie Fowlis, Lau, Lisa O’Neill, Alfabeto Runico, Brìghde Chaimbeul, and many more

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The 12 best African albums of 2019

All 12 of these albums received the maximum award of five stars when reviewed in Songlines magazine in 2019, featuring Africa Express, Bénin International Musical, KOKOKO!, Blick Bassy and many more

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